Education: The Class of 1951

At graduation ceremonies across the nation last week, the Class of 1951—some 380,000 strong—settled back on its folding chairs to listen to the traditional advice from its elders. It was, observed President Charles W. Cole of Amherst, rather a special class. "It is in some senses the first truly postwar class, since it entered the university . . . after demobilization was complete . . . It is the first class to graduate into the second half of the 20th Century. It is the first class that will hold its 50th reunion in the...

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